A Brownwood man, whose 43-year-old daughter has been missing since June 4, is offering a $5,000 reward in hopes of getting information about her disappearance, and possibly a related crime.
The $5,000 reward is specifically being offered for details that lead to the arrest or indictment of the individual(s) responsible for a house fire that occurred in February and destroyed Elizabeth Coffey’s home, located at 3551 FM 1476 in Proctor, or information that leads to Elizabeth Coffey’s whereabouts.
Charley Coffey, the woman’s father, said he believes the fire and his daughter’s disappearance are related. Jim Purvis, who owns the property and the house, is “going in with” Charley Coffey offering the reward. The February fire has been ruled to be arson by the Texas State Fire Marshal.
According to Comanche Police Chief Bruce Bradshaw, no information as to Coffey’s whereabouts has surfaced since her June 4 disappearance. An acquaintance of the missing woman said she visited with her on June 4. Coffey was last seen traveling toward Proctor of Farm-to-Market Road 1416, near the Purvis ranch.
When she disappeared, Elizabeth Coffey was driving her 2001 4x4 Chevrolet pickup, which is described as light gray or pewter in color and bears Texas license plate number 5JNT96.
Elizabeth Coffey is 5-foot-3-inches tall, weighs 105 pounds, and has brown hair, which has been dyed black. She has a tattoo of a dagger with a teardrop on the back of her right shoulder. When she disappeared, Coffey was wearing a blue sleeveless shirt with brown and white stripes, moss green pants and tan cowboy-style work boots.
Charley Coffey reported his daughter missing on June 17 and has since been in both Erath rewardand Comanche counties posting fliers and searching for leads that might help in the investigation. The few details surrounding her disappearance have also been posted at the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Missing Person’s Clearing House at www.txdps.state.tx.us/mpch/.
Anyone with information about the disappearance of Elizabeth Coffey should contact Comanche Police Department at 325-356-3074 or the Comanche County Sheriff’s Department at 325-356-7533.